Small-Scale Cogeneration Handbook, Fourth Edition  book cover
4th Edition

Small-Scale Cogeneration Handbook, Fourth Edition

ISBN 9781439876244
Published July 28, 2011 by River Publishers
258 Pages

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Book Description

Cogeneration can now turn up to 90% of the fuel burned into usable energy — compared to just 52% of the fuel typically burned in the local power plant and in a separate existing hot water heating system. The fully updated fourth edition of this comprehensive, bestselling reference provides a wealth of information to assist you in evaluating the feasibility and potential benefits of cogeneration for your facility. Covered in detail are recent regulatory developments and their impact, system selection and sizing, permitting requirements, operation and maintenance, financing, technology basics, micro turbines, absorption chillers, distributed generation, and case histories.

Table of Contents

History of Cogeneration
Regulatory Actions
Uses of Cogeneration
Applying Cogeneration
Sizing the Cogenerator
Logistics of Installation
Permitting Requirements
Operation & Maintenance
Pitfalls of Cogeneration
Financing Cogeneration Projects
Case Histories
Small-scale Cogeneration Manufacturers
Do-it-yourself Cogeneration
Green Energy vs. Cogeneration
Micro-turbines and Cogeneration
Absorber Chillers in Cogeneration
Desiccant Drying and Cogeneration
Fuel Cells
Distributed Generation
National Combined Heat & Power Association
Cogeneration in Europe
The Organic Rankine Cycle

Typical Shared Savings Agreement
Energy Conversion Tables
Heat Loss in Swimming Pools-Graphs
Typical Small-scale Cogeneration Energy Production
Typical Utility Rate Schedules-Gas and Electricity
Working a Cogeneration Project-A Model


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Bernard F. Kolanowski is a mechanical engineer, having received his degree from Pennsylvania State University. He has worked with the application side of machinery, including compressors, pumps, gas turbines, generators, engines, motors, and heat exchangers throughout his career and has held positions in application engineering and management with such companies as Ingersoll-Rand, Environmental Control Products, Riley Stoker and solar turbines. In addition, he has owned his own business developing small-scale cogeneration projects throughout southern California for over 20 years.